According to this email, there are unread pending messages waiting in your email account. The notification, which purports to be from your Email Administrator, claims that the waiting messages have been delayed for 48 hours.
It urges you to click to read the waiting messages.
However, the email is a phishing scam and it was not sent by any legitimate email administrator. The claim that you can click to read your delayed messages is untrue.
A screenshot of the scam email:
Email account phishing scams like this are very common. However, this version uses a clever technique that might help to make the ruse seem genuine to less experienced users.
If you do click, you will be taken to your email service provider’s genuine website. However, a popup window will appear on top of the website that claims that your session has expired. The popup instructs you to enter your account password for your email address:
If you proceed, your email address and password will be sent to Internet criminals. The criminals will subsequently use the information to hijack your email account and any other services such as app stores or online file storage that may be linked to it.
They can then distribute scam, spam, and malware in your name, steal your personal files, and make fraudulent app store purchases.
Your email service provider will not send you a generic message that instructs you to click a link to read supposedly lost emails or fix an account problem. Always login to your email account by entering the address into your browser’s address bar or via a trusted app.
Transcript of the scam email:
Subject: Delivery Notification: 5 messages to [email address removed] delayed for 48 hours
Mail Delivery System
Dear [email address removed]
You have (5) new unread pending message.
Click Here to Read (email address removed)